By EW Staff
Updated November 08, 2002 at 05:00 AM EST
Advertisement

WHUP-‘ASS’

Johnny Knoxville and his posse of reckless documentarians performed the ultimate prank, flinging Jackass the Movie to first place and the second-best Paramount/MTV opening ever (see below). A number of holdovers (The Ring, Punch-Drunk Love, Bowling for Columbine, and Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedian) expanded profitably, while Salma Hayek’s artsy Miramax biopic Frida nailed the weekend’s highest per-screen average with $41,199. But not everything came up roses for Miramax: The studio dumped its long-delayed Waking Up in Reno in 197 theaters, where Billy Bob Thornton and Charlize Theron bowed with a paltry $553-per-site average. More like Still Snoozing in Reno.

TOP 20 WEEKEND WEEKS GROSS WEEKEND NO. OF PER-SITE IN TO GROSS* SITES[1] AVERAGE RELEASE DATE

1 JACKASS the movie Paramount $22.8 2,509 $9,073 1 $22.8 2 THE RING DreamWorks $18.5 2,634 $7,019 2 $39.4 3 GHOST SHIP Warner Bros. $11.5 2,787 $4,128 1 $11.5 4 SWEET HOME ALABAMA Touchstone $6.5 3,182 $2,050 5 $107.3 5 MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING IFC $6.2 1,967 $3,157 28 $177.7 6 RED DRAGON Universal $4.7 2,886 $1,615 4 $84.9 7 PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE Columbia $3.3 481 $6,878 3 $5.9 8 THE TRANSPORTER 20th Century Fox $2.8 1,884 $1,492 3 $21.5 9 BROWN SUGAR Fox Searchlight $2.8 1,146 $2,429 3 $22.3 10 JONAH: A VEGGIETALES MOVIE Artisan $2.8 1,625 $1,695 4 $19.6 11 THE TUXEDO DreamWorks $2.6 1,707 $1,525 5 $46.5 12 TUCK EVERLASTING Disney $2.6 1,460 $1,767 3 $14.0 13 ABANDON Paramount $2.3 2,347 $1,001 2 $8.4 14 THE TRUTH ABOUT CHARLIE Universal $2.3 753 $3,015 1 $2.3 15 WHITE OLEANDER Warner Bros. $1.8 1,402 $1,267 3 $13.7 16 BARBERSHOP MGM $1.6 1,419 $1,132 7 $71.2 17 PAID IN FULL Dimension $1.3 268 $4,958 1 $1.3 18 BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE United Artists $1.1 111 $9,704 3 $2.5 19 FORMULA 51 Screen Gems $1.0 1,857 $519 2 $4.7 20 KNOCKAROUND GUYS New Line $0.8 1,304 $620 3 $11.1

SOURCE: NIELSEN EDI. WEEKEND OF OCT. 25-27 *WEEKEND GROSS AND GROSS-TO-DATE FIGURES IN MILLIONS [1]INCLUDES SOME MULTISCREEN THEATERS AND PRINTS SHIPPED AS WELL AS INDIVIDUAL SCREENS

Comments